Monday, September 15, 2008

Day 93 Home 83

This entry is a day late.

Yesterday was the 3rd month since Xin Xin had been diagnosed with CRF and cardiomyopathy.

The first 2 months were very stressful days when we had to keep force feeding her at least 4 times daily to help her gain weight and hydrate her via daily IV injections. She stabilised in the 3rd month and I no longer had to rush home during lunchtime to feed her medicine and food. We had not injected her with fluid since 6 Aug 08.

We sent her to the vet for her monthly checkup yesterday. The vet was happy she looked bright and alert. Although her heartbeat was still fast at 192 (vs last month 185 vs a normal rate of 140), it was still manageable and the vet did not recommend a higher dosage of the heart medication. We did however notice that her chest area is still bigger than the rest of the gang which is probably due to her enlarged heart which needs to pump harder and faster to get blood into her system. The consolation is that she still play, jump and run every night. Lately, she has been fighting a little more with Kim Kim, just like when she was 1 to 2 year old.

We are keeping our fingers crossed. We will never know when her condition will start deteriorating again. Hopefully it will be a long time, like 10 years from now. For now, we once again enjoy her company, laugh at her silly antics, marvel at her acrobatic movements, sweet talk to her and snuggle together on the bed before our bedtime every night.

Xin Xin, 加油.

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